Hey art lover! Recognized internationally as a top art market in the United States, Santa Fe absolutely delivers as THE destination for world-class visual and performing arts, with a long tradition of also celebrating, supporting, and economizing local artists’ creative life and process. 

Find out more! Check out Santa Fe’s monthly listing of local artist markets, studio tours, and festivals. 

As of 2021, Santa Fe is among 49 Creative Cities that belong to the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization) Crafts and Folk Art assembly of communities that are “driving innovation, investment, and prosperity in a range of arts and creativity.” 

And The City Different is living up to that promise: Not only are there hundreds of opportunities to experience and purchase art at world-renowned festivals, fiestas, and markets in Santa Fe, there are also scores of chances to buy pieces directly from local artists, like a Native potter, taught by generations of family indigenous to Santa Fe, or a Hispanic woodcarver from Dixon, New Mexico or a fine art painter with a penchant for landscapes, who works in a mountaintop studio. 

Show the local Santa Fe area artists some love—plan your trip around a recurring market or studio tour! 


Calendar of Artist and Artisan festivals, fiestas, and markets



Native American Artisans Portal ProgramShopping at the Native American Artisans Portal Program

Railyard Artisan Market, Sundays, 10 am–3 pm at the Farmers’ Market Pavilion. Purchase handmade arts, crafts, and products directly from resident artists.

Native American Artisans Portal Program, daily, 8:30 am–5 pm, underneath the portal at the Palace of the Governors. Purchase handcrafted items created by members of 23 federally recognized Native American Tribes, Pueblos, or Nations located in New Mexico, including pottery, some textiles, and jewelry made of traditional materials such as turquoise, coral, and silver.

Santa Fe Marketplace, online store. Local Santa Fe artists promote their works year-round, 24/7, via the Santa Fe Marketplace. Browse and purchase art of all types, including jewelry, paintings, sculpture, and textiles.


Santa Fe Artists MarketShopping at the Santa Fe Artists Market

Santa Fe Artists Market, Saturdays, 9 am–2 pm at the Railyard. Local juried artists sell their fine arts and crafts, such as pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculpture, furniture, textiles, and more!


Shopping on the PlazaShopping on the Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza Park Artist/Artisans Program, daily. Browse the Plaza’s revolving marketplace of various approved artists and artisans who showcase and sell work in pottery, jewelry, tin, paintings, metal, and more.


Santa Fe Society of ArtistsShopping at the Santa Fe Society of Artists

Santa Fe Society of Artists, weekends, 9 am–5 pm. Just off the Plaza, you'll find dozens of local juried artists selling their artwork in fine painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture. 


Print Santa FeShopping at Print Santa Fe

Print Santa Fe, at venues throughout Santa Fe. A month of events, including a three-day art fair, that celebrate the niche art of printmaking with printmakers and artists from Santa Fe and around the country.


Canyon Road Spring Art FestivalCanyon Road Spring Art Festival

Canyon Road Spring Art Festival, various galleries in the Canyon Road Arts District. Meet dozens of artists working in every imaginable media as they demonstrate their creative processes. Also enjoy live music, food, and the breath of spring! 

El Rito Studio Tour, rural mountain village of El Rito, 60 minutes north of Santa Fe. Among the 30 artists, some use traditional techniques, such as backstrap loom weaving, painting with local pigments, tin stamping, and woodcarving. Other artists are abstract painters, ceramicists, landscape oil painters, photographers, or mixed media artists. Save time to visit the arts-and-crafts-focused Mercado on the Northern New Mexico College campus. 

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild, downtown Cathedral Park. Up to 30 juried artists and craftspeople display and sell their work, such as jewelry, paintings, prints, woodworking, pottery, textiles, clothing, sculptures, glass-blown pieces, and more!


arts-and-crafts-guild-1024x731Shopping at the Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild, downtown Cathedral Park. Up to 30 juried artists and craftspeople display and sell their work, such as jewelry, paintings, prints, woodworking, pottery, textiles, clothing, sculptures, glass-blown pieces, and more!

Traditional Spanish Market, last weekend in July at the downtown Plaza. Approximately 200 Hispanic artists, many from Santa Fe show and sell their handmade traditional art in the form of woodcarving, tinwork, colcha, hide painting, retablos, straw appliqué, weaving, jewelry, filigree, pottery, and ironwork. Also expect regional Hispanic foods and entertainment from live music and dance to art demonstrations throughout each day.

Contemporary Hispanic Market, last weekend in July at the downtown Plaza. More than 100 juried Hispanic artists, many of whom are Santa Feans, display and sell their original contemporary works in the form of paintings, prints, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, weaving, and much more. Live music, dances, demonstrations, and food vendors round out the celebrations. 

International Folk Art Market, multi-day event in mid-July held at Railyard Park. The mission of the International Folk Art Market is "to empower communities worldwide and create economic opportunities for and with folk artists who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions." Each year, more than 150 folk artists from 50+ countries are selected and invited to travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico to showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind pieces, be they jewelry, textiles, paintings, baskets, ceramics, and more. And some artists, nominated by local museums, hail from our very own backyard

Santa Fe Art Week, mid-July at participating galleries and museums throughout Santa Fe. Enjoy 10 days of art experiences and events, openings and shows, art talks and workshops, captured in a nifty guidebook for easy planning and reference. A large percentage of the work you'll see is created by artists who call Santa Fe home. Be sure to make time for the evening art district strolls.    


Indian Market Shoppers​Santa Fe Indian Market

Santa Fe Indian Market, third weekend on the Plaza. Don’t miss your chance to purchase Native art from the largest and most prestigious juried intertribal fine art market in the world. Native artists from Santa Fe and 250 Nations in the US and Canada come to showcase their art in 10 juried mediums, including pottery, basketry, jewelry, painting, sculpture, wood carvings, and textiles at the Saturday and Sunday markets on the Plaza. Also visit Free Indian Market at Federal Park, where 600 Native artists, many of whom are from Santa Fe, display their handcrafted pieces.


Studio TourArtist on a studio tour

Santa Fe Fiesta Fine Arts & Crafts, Labor Day Weekend on the Plaza during Fiestas, a weeklong celebration, originating in 1712 to recognize defining aspects of The City Different’s cultural history. This distinctive open-air arts and crafts market features one-of-a-kind treasures, such as hand-fashioned jewelry, pottery, chic clothing, stylish leather, paintings, photography, handsome wood products, hand-blown glass, and countless other items.

Northern New Mexico Fine Arts and Crafts Guild, downtown Cathedral Park. Up to 30 juried artists and craftspeople display and sell their work, such as jewelry, paintings, prints, woodworking, pottery, textiles, clothing, sculptures, glass-blown pieces, and more!

Taos Studio Tour, Labor Day Weekend, community of Taos, 90 minutes north of Santa Fe. More than 30 artists open their studios for you to see their work and query them about their methods. Pick up a map so you don’t miss the rich array—from pottery to paintings, jewelry to glass, photography, digital art, to stain glass, fabric art, sculpture to woodworking.

Turquoise Trail Studio Tour, along the National Scenic Byway of Highway 14, between 25-60 minutes south of Santa Fe. More than 50 painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, fiber artists, glass artists, and jewelers from the communities of Cerrillos, Madrid, Lone Butte, Sandia Park, and Cedar Crest unite in the name of art. Grab a map and visit their open studios to see them at the work that impassions them.

High Road Artisans Studio Tour, north along 60 miles of secondary highway between Nambé and Sipapu Ski Resort. The autumnal drive through Land Grant villages and rural countryside might be just as beautiful as the art you’ll experience at 40 different studio and gallery stops along the way. Purchase retablos, jewelry, woodcarving, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, and more directly from the artists themselves.

Eldorado Arts Studio Tour, in the community of Eldorado, 20 minutes from Santa Fe. A creative lot lives in this self-sufficient hamlet just outside of The City Different. Visit nearly 75 artist studios for an impressive range of work to see and buy, including painting, ceramic, drawing, glass, jewelry, oil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and digital, fiber, wearable, and recycled art.


Shadows in the Gorge Water_Santa Fe Studio Tour"Shadows in the Gorge Water" on the Santa Fe Studio Tour

Pecos Studio Tour, 30 to 45 minutes from Santa Fe. Breathe in the fresh rural mountain air and take your time visiting with artists in their workspaces. Learn about each technique and medium and enjoy hands-on demonstrations. Take a special piece home with you. 

Santa Fe Studio Tour, throughout The City Different. Plot your tour with a map (there’s also an app!) and plan ahead to really immerse yourself in the excitement of original art. More than 100 diverse and talented local artists in paintings, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, and other unique works open their working studios and many are also offering courses, studio talks, and demonstrations. There’s so much for you to experience!

Abiquiú Studio Tour, 60+ minutes north from Santa Fe. Study a map before embarking on this self-guided journey into the country that became Georgia O’Keeffe’s muse and home. The tour of more than 25 studio stops and 80 artists in oil paintings, Spanish colonial furniture, fiber art, pottery, and more, takes you through the village of Abiquiú and the surrounding Chama River Valley. 

Galisteo Studio Tour, 30 minutes south of Santa Fe. Well worth the day trip to the historic village of Galisteo where the beauty of the golden cottonwoods and views of the Ortiz Mountains and Galisteo Basin match the charm of more than 30 artists working in traditional, handcrafted New Mexican folk arts, photography, watercolor, jewelry, and more. Save your appetite for the variety of food trucks ready to serve you a fresh, nourishing, hearty snack.

Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out, various galleries in the Canyon Road Arts District. Witness art in action—painters embellish blank canvases, sculptors transform clay, wax, or stone, jewelers manipulate silver and gem. The mood is joyous under the golden canopy of trees with live music, free food and drink, and friends ready to be made. Forego the will power and purchase a piece—most galleries will make shipping arrangements on the spot.


Contemporary Clay FairContemporary Clay Fair

Dixon Studio Tour, village of Dixon, 45 minutes north of Santa Fe. Decades old, this tour spans the talented community and occurs during the celebrated time of the golden cottonwood. Get yourself a map and wander in and among the open studios and local businesses that feature a full spectrum of contemporary and traditional fine art and crafts. 

Contemporary Clay Fair, held at the Santa Fe Woman’s Club, a 20+-year-old tradition featuring more than 30 regional artists selling their fine pottery and unique clay art, an array both functional and whimsical. 

Recycle Santa Fe Art Market, second weekend at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Plan to spend some time browsing in awe at the country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, a celebration of art created from discarded materials, and a true upcycling of what some might view as trash or useless! More than 100 artists, many of whom are from Santa Fe, showcase their work, from wearables, like jewelry and clothing, to functional pieces, like furniture. With the holidays right around the corner, this market is especially well timed for gift ideas.

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